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Arctic Pearlwort - Sagina saginoides

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
C-value: 4


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General Description
Plants forming small tufts. Stems 1–10 cm, ascending from a basal rosette. Leaves 5–10 mm long without axillary fascicles. Flowers: sepals 5, green to purple with white margins, 2–3 mm long, erect when mature; petals mostly 5,1–2 mm long. Capsule longer than the sepals (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumpolar south to CA and NM (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Moist, sparsely vegetated soil of meadows, cliffs, rock outcrops, often along streams; valleys to alpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Aho, Ken Andrew. 2006. Alpine and Cliff Ecosystems in the North-Central Rocky Mountains. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 343 p.
    • Clark, D. 1991. The effect of fire on Yellowstone ecosystem seed banks. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 115 pp.
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